9/4 Gunks fall on Birdie Party?


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Emmett Lyman · · Somerville, MA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 35

Heard that a leader ripped a piece on P1 and took a 40' ground fall requiring evac. Anyone know the details? Hope she or he is alright.

Logan Schiff · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 45

I saw the fall from the top of MF P1 and was one of many people who helped carry him down to the carriage road. Rangers did a great job getting him out fast, as per usual.

He fell just above the flake on P1, so probably more like 50+ feet. I think he ripped two pieces. Miraculously landed on very flat ground, seemingly mostly on his butt and was fully conscious.

Hope he is okay!!!

Logan Schiff · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 45

Anyone hear if the climber is okay?

Another friend who was there pointed out that there was an eerily similar accident on BP earlier this year. I always felt the gear was very good after the initial bit but this makes me wonder:

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/ground-fall-at-mac-wall-gunks-march-13/111695287

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